Best Homemade Keto Pecan Pie Recipe

Keto Pecan Pie

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

cook time: 40 MINUTES

total time: 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES

Ingredients

Pie crust:

Pie Filling:

Directions

1

To make the crust:

In a large bowl, whisk together almond and coconut flours, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add cold butter cubes. Using a pastry blender or two forks or your fingers, cut it into your flour making sure the butter is mixed throughout and a coarse, crumbly texture.

2

In a small bowl, whisk together egg whites, cold water, and sour cream. Slowly add liquids to your flour mixture and mix together to form a ball of dough.

3

Once a ball of dough is formed, wrap in plastic wrap and chill dough for 1 hour. The dough is better to work with when chilled.

4

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9" pie pan OR line it with parchment paper. Remove dough from the plastic wrap, place the dough ball in the pie pan, and spread out covering the bottom and sides. You should have enough to pinch the sides some. Prick the crust with a fork, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

5

To make the pie filling:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add butter, Swerve brown sweetener, and pecans. Let Swerve dissolve into the butter for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

6

Add in keto maple syrup and heavy whipping cream and bring to a boil for 15-20 minutes. This will start the caramelization process. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching.

7

Once your filling has thickened, remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes before adding the eggs. This is a very important part. You do NOT want the filling to be boiling, but you still want it to be warm. Add 2 eggs into your filling and whisk fast to mix the eggs into the filling.

8

Pour filling into the pie crust and bake on the BOTTOM rack of the oven for 40-50 minutes, checking part way through to ensure crust or pie top are not browning too quickly. You do not want your pie filling to be wavy, but rather a little jiggly with an overall solid form. After baking, remove pie from the oven and let cool to room temperature before serving.

9

You can add extra pecans for garnish and/or homemade whipped cream. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 slices, Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: 668 Calories | 66.5g Fat | 25.1g Total Carbs | 9.8g Fiber | 2.7g Sugar | 11.1g Sugar Alcohol | 10.8g Protein | 4.2g Net Carbs

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Your family will love this keto pecan pie this holiday season (or any time of the year)!

keto pecan pie with whipped cream

We’ve made the classic pecan pie KETO-FRIENDLY! 

A pecan pie without all the sugar and carbs?! I served this up last year and no one believed it was keto. It’s THAT good.

During the holiday season, I love serving pecan pie. It’s rich and delicious but usually filled with an endless amount of sugar. Well, now I can still add the pecan pie to the dessert table without any guilt. This keto pecan pie comes in at only 4.2 net carbs per serving.

From the candied pecans (yup, those are keto too!) to the buttery flaky crust, it’s seriously just like heaven in a pie pan.

spoonful of caramelized pecans

Tips for making the best keto pecan pie:

  • A lot of pecan pie recipes have you put the pecans into the pie crust and then pour the caramel sauce over them. I instead opted to boil the pecans in the butter sauce to make sure the pecans were well combined with all of that sweet goodness.
  • If you’re like me and love baking pies, go ahead and make the investment in a pie crust shield. There is nothing worse than having that perfect pie with a burnt crust.
  • How can you tell if your keto pecan pie is done? You will want the center to give you a little jiggle but still be stable (kind of like the consistency of JELLO). If you pull your pie out and it gives you the wavy movement, you will need to bake for a little longer.

using a pastry blender to mix butter into pie crust

mixing wet ingredients into pie crust

making keto pie crust

adding pecans to pie filling

adding syrup to pie filling

keto pecan pie filling

keto pecans in maple butter sauce

putting pecan halves on unbaked keto pecan pie

keto Pecan Pie


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Keto Pecan Pie

yield: 8 SERVINGS

prep time: 1 HOUR 30 MINUTES

cook time: 40 MINUTES

total time: 2 HOURS 10 MINUTES

Decadent classic pecan pie but with keto-friendly sweeteners and an almond flour crust.

Ingredients

Pie crust:

Pie Filling:

Directions

1

To make the crust:

In a large bowl, whisk together almond and coconut flours, baking powder, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Add cold butter cubes. Using a pastry blender or two forks or your fingers, cut it into your flour making sure the butter is mixed throughout and a coarse, crumbly texture.

2

In a small bowl, whisk together egg whites, cold water, and sour cream. Slowly add liquids to your flour mixture and mix together to form a ball of dough.

3

Once a ball of dough is formed, wrap in plastic wrap and chill dough for 1 hour. The dough is better to work with when chilled.

4

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9" pie pan OR line it with parchment paper. Remove dough from the plastic wrap, place the dough ball in the pie pan, and spread out covering the bottom and sides. You should have enough to pinch the sides some. Prick the crust with a fork, and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.

5

To make the pie filling:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add butter, Swerve brown sweetener, and pecans. Let Swerve dissolve into the butter for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

6

Add in keto maple syrup and heavy whipping cream and bring to a boil for 15-20 minutes. This will start the caramelization process. Stir occasionally to prevent scorching.

7

Once your filling has thickened, remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes before adding the eggs. This is a very important part. You do NOT want the filling to be boiling, but you still want it to be warm. Add 2 eggs into your filling and whisk fast to mix the eggs into the filling.

8

Pour filling into the pie crust and bake on the BOTTOM rack of the oven for 40-50 minutes, checking part way through to ensure crust or pie top are not browning too quickly. You do not want your pie filling to be wavy, but rather a little jiggly with an overall solid form. After baking, remove pie from the oven and let cool to room temperature before serving.

9

You can add extra pecans for garnish and/or homemade whipped cream. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 slices, Serving Size: 1 slice
Amount Per Serving: 668 Calories | 66.5g Fat | 25.1g Total Carbs | 9.8g Fiber | 2.7g Sugar | 11.1g Sugar Alcohol | 10.8g Protein | 4.2g Net Carbs

Brought to you by Hip2Keto.

Don’t be alarmed by the high total carb count!

Fiber and erythritol (the main ingredient in Swerve) do not affect blood sugar in the same way that regular carbs do, so we’ve subtracted them from the total carb count. You’ll see that the net carbs are much lower once you remove the sugar alcohols and fiber.

slice of pecan pie with whipped cream

Hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

It’s so nice to have a keto version of this classic holiday pie! You might even want to make two because this keto pecan pie will not last long among a crowd of cheerful dessert eaters. Enjoy!

slice of keto pecan pie on a plate

My Hip sidekick Jenna had this to say about the keto pecan pie:

“I grew up having pecan pie often as it’s my dad’s absolute favorite. I hadn’t had it in years, but have fond memories of watching it being made and then enjoying it with my family! This did not disappoint! It’s got the full pecan pie flavor and consistency. I am definitely sending this recipe to my family to try!”


Looking for another holiday pie? Be sure to make our easy keto pumpkin pie!


About the writer:

Ashley Mott is a keto recipe developer and has over 2 years of experience as a content creator. She studied design and historic preservation. She has always loved testing new and innovative recipes.


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Comments 10

  1. Rebekah

    Hi πŸ™‚ where is the best place to get all of these flours, sugars, and syrups? For someone who doesn’t know hardly anything about this stuff lol. Thanks 😊

  2. Gaby Maldonado

    The best recipe. Is amazing and really easy.

    • Collin (Mrs. Hip)

      Yay! SO glad to hear that, Gaby! Thanks for letting us know how much you have enjoyed it!

  3. Yuliya

    Does it crystallize at all or does the syrup help keep it gooey?

    • Angie (Hip2Keto Sidekick)

      Hi Yuliya! It does not crystallize. It has the consistency close to a non keto pecan pie.❀

  4. Maria

    I am curious if this should be stored in the refrigerator until it is ready to be served, as I made it a day ahead. Also, in the pictures did you garnish with pecan pieces before baking?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Hey Maria! Be sure to garnish with pecan half pieces before baking and you can store it in the refrigerator. Hope you love it! πŸ™ŒπŸ˜‹

  5. Maria

    I am always happy to try new recipes when I have guests who follow specific diets. I noticed some discrepancies in the photos and the recipe and thought it might help to share them. The recipe calls for 2 cups of pecan halves. The photo shows pecan PIECES, which will considerably change the consistency of the final product. Since I printed it out I did not see this discrepancy until after making it. Also, I do believe the pecan halves are actually added to the top of the pie BEFORE baking, according to the pictures. While it seems like no big deal I think trying to stick them on afterwards, as I did following the directions, does not make for a very pretty pie. Just thought readers might like to hear this before they attempt this recipe. I made it, following the directions, for Thanksgiving tomorrow, so I will see how it goes over with out keto guest.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Sorry for any confusion, Maria. ❀️ The 2 cups should be pecan pieces or chopped pecans and then top with pecan halves before baking. πŸ€—

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